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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Addictp. p. 
     Addicted; devoted.  [1913 Webster]
Addictv. t. [L. addictus, p. p. of addicere to adjudge, devote; ad + dicere to say. See Diction.].
  •  To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; -- with to.  Evelyn.  [1913 Webster]
    "He is addicted to his study."  [1913 Webster]
    "That part of mankind that addict their minds to speculations."  [1913 Webster]
    "His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity."  [1913 Webster]
    "A man gross . . . and addicted to low company."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.  [1913 Webster]
    "The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Addict, Devote, Consecrate, Dedicate. Addict was formerly used in a good sense; as, addicted to letters; but is now mostly employed in a bad sense or an indifferent one; as, add


Addict, v. & n. & refl. (usu. foll. by to) devote or apply habitually or compulsively; make addicted.
1 a person addicted to a habit, esp. one dependent on a (specified) drug (drug addict; heroin addict).
2 colloq. an enthusiastic devotee of a sport or pastime (film addict).

L addicere assign (as AD-, dicere dict- say)



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